Caregivers have a massive role in your day-to-day with loved ones. Finding a caregiver that best suits you or your loved one’s needs takes time, and you should be attentive to how their personality will translate to such an influential role to your loved one’s routine.

Here are some tips to get started on, and a few key traits to be aware of.


Caregivers with patience


Patience is crucial. Additionally, patience that is genuine and doesn’t feel forced is even more desirable. Caregiving can be a tedious and repetitive position. In order to give your best efforts, and in turn, create valuable results, you need strong patience. This type of patience should also be extended to senior facility customers and their family members.


Caregiving can sometimes lead to unexpected changes in a senior’s routine or lifestyle. A great senior care facility has caregivers who are able to adjust to these sudden changes, no matter how drastic the difference may be.


Caregivers should be able to connect and understand senior’s emotions and feelings. This is especially important during times of stress or fear. A senior care facility should have caregivers who are compassionate and understanding so that seniors feel as comfortable as possible in their new environment.


Senior care facilities should be well-organized and run efficiently. Caregivers must be aware of the senior’s needs and follow a strict schedule so that everyone involved can benefit from the structure.

Interpersonal Skills

Communication is key in a senior care facility as it ensures understanding between caregivers, senior residents, and family members. Good caregivers need to be able to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with senior residents.

Caregivers with positive body language and compassion


Feeling heard and being heard are two entirely different things. You want to ensure that when you are evaluating your caregiver essentially for a role in your family, they are a great listener. This is often demonstrated by positive body language. When you feel heard, your loved one will too.


Finding the right plan for your loved one


Overall, it’s a difficult process to take on when you are on your own with a loved one. Fortunately, you aren’t alone. Give us a call today for any of your senior health and care needs. We’d love to hear from you!